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Old 06-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Landing Gear

Is there a limit switch to stop from over extending or retracting the landing gear?
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:25 PM   #2
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You didn't state what your camper is, but on our Rockwood, there's a mechanical stop on retracting that will easily blow the in-line 30A fuse if you run into it at full motor speed. I can't say about limiting the extension...I'd expect that there'd be a mechanical stop somehow to prevent really bad things to happen.

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Old 06-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #3
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Good question- I have the same one for my Sabre. I'm interested to hear the responses.
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I run the landing gear up to find the upper limit, bring it back down about 1/4", and then put a wrap of red tape around the inner leg so that I have a reference to avoid hitting the stop and blowing the fuse.

Besides blowing the fuse, you risk damaging the gears when you reach the limits, and replacing the gear set in the landing gear is NOT fun.




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Old 06-04-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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Sorry for lack of info....I have Sabre 34reqs6. To add to the Q..does the stability of the landing gear increase the less the extension are extended?
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:57 PM   #6
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Seeing that the construction of the landing gear is a tube inside a tube inside a tube, the less they're extended, the more stable they are. I use 8x8x4" blocks to reduce the extension. I've installed the SteadyFast stabilizers to reduce camper movment further.

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